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Quick Edit of page properties

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Where to find the clipboard

The clipboard is available in either your filelist or in the List module.  It is not available in Page or View.  You'll find as you get more experience that you can do quite a lot from List and may find yourself no longer using "View".

When you first log into Typo3,  and you choose a page and List, you will get the simple view of the list of your pages and content.  

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In simple view the icons for copy/cut/paste are not available to use.

Check "Show Clipboard" and the clipboard will appear.  Normal is the default.  Normal is the regular method for single element method of copying and moving.

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However, once you have checked the "Show clipboard" and clicked one of the 3 clipboards, the clipboard icons will display and you can use the clipboard functions to copy, move or delete content.

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Edit all properties for each page checked

From the List module for any page you can edit all the properties for the subpages to that page.  You need to have one of the clipboards active or chosen.  Then check the pages who's properties you wish to edit.

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Then you will click the small pencil icon "edit marked".  The work area will change to display the properties for all the chosen pages, one over the other.  You can edit all that you need to for each page and only save once.

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NOTE: if you click "Save document and preview page" it will preview the last page in the list (the one at the bottom) not all of them.

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Picking and editing the fields you want

Setting fields - finding them - Pages

Lets say that you want to see the Start/Stop date for all the subpages to the currently highlighted page or you need to change the Start/Stop date on several of the subpages to the currently highlighted page (for a special event perhaps), but you don't want to have to wade through all the properties of all the pages you need to change.  

You can do that.

So let's say you have a number of pages that you want to show up on December 24, 2009 and to disappear on January 4th.

In the List module, click the parent page in the page tree so the subpages you want to show/hide are listed in the workarea.  You will then need to go to the table view of the list module.  You will need to do this even if you only have a few pages as there are features on the next screen we'll use.  To do this either click the small + next to page (x) (x= the number of subpages you have for that parent page) or simply click the word page(x).

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The expanded view will give you a textarea with fields that you can add to the columns in your list after each page.

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Adding the page property fields

You will need to add the fields you wish to see or edit.  In our example you need to edit the start and stop dates of each of the pages you want to display on December 24th.  So find those two fields in the "Set Fields" text area, highlight them.  You can highlight multiple fields by holding down the control key and left clicking the name (On a Mac it would be the command key and clicking).  

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Once you've selected the fields you wish to add (pagetitle is always selected) click "Set Fields".  The fields will show up as list column headers with pencils next to them.  If there is no data in the columns than that field is currently empty.  If the content of a particular field is quite long, Typo3 will only show a portion of it.

How to edit them once you've added them

Once you can see the fields you want to edit as headers in the list, you can edit them in several different ways.

If you do not have a clipboard chosen (you do not see the checkboxes in the list) you can click the pencil edit icon next to the name of the field you wish to edit.  The tooltip will identify the field for you.  So if you hover over the pencil next to "Start" it will say "Edit the Start field of the listed records"

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1.  You then can edit that field for each record in the list.  So for our example I want to edit the "Start" field for each page listed.  Only that one field (along with the page title, page ID) will show in your work area, you won't have to go through all the tabs.  Once you've edited them, you can click save and save them all.  NOTE: If you click "Save document and preview page" you will only preview the last page in the list.

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2.  Let's say you only need to edit two of the pages in the list.  You could just leave the fields of the pages you don't need to edit as they are, or if you have a clipboard panel chosen (you can see the checkboxes in the list), you can check just the pages you want to edit, then when you click the pencil edit icon, you will only get the fields for the chosen pages.

If you want to edit all the pagetitles, the edit pencil is just above the "P" in Pagetitle.

Editing all of the fields you've chosen at once

3.  If you find that you need to edit all the fields you've chosen you can click the "Edit all shown fields of the listed records" pencil.  This is located at the far left of the list at the top.

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You then can edit all the editable fields for each page.  Pagetitle is always included when you click "Edit all shown fields of the listed records".  Save all at one time when you are done.

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Finding Duplicates

While you are in this screen (the "List only this table" where the "Set Fields" is), you can also find any duplicates of any of the listed field.  

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You have to have one of the clipboard panels chosen to do this (Typo3 will use the checkboxes).  So for example I want to find if I have any pages with duplicate names.  I click the very small Mark duplicate square with a #2 in it just above the pagetitle edit (pencil) icon (it is located just left of the pencil for all the other fields).  

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Typo3 will check the box next to the duplicate (but not both).  

If you wish you can then delete the duplicate by clicking the garbage can at the top of the checkboxes.

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